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Why Galway?

So many people have asked me the same question about my chosen abroad university: why NUI Galway? To them, it’s the predictable backwoods to the hustle and bustle of Dublin and the many other posh European cities. But what they don’t realize is that’s exactly what I want. I’ve lived my entire life 20 minutes outside of the most famous city in the world: New York City. Why would I travel across the Atlantic to live in yet another city that can really only come second to what I have at home?

This has been one of the best summers of my life. As a newly declared photography minor at The Johns Hopkins University, I wanted to get out and take as many photos as I could so that I could find what my style of photography is. Below you can see some of my favorite photos from the summer: flowers in the Berkshires in MA, a house in the Garden District of New Orleans, a scene in Audubon Park in New Orleans, and a panorama of the Blue Ridge Highway (probably somewhere in Virginia). From these, you can probably tell I love nature photography, and I know that I’m in for a whirlwind when I get to Galway. I hope to explore every minute of my time abroad, roaming the exquisite countryside of Ireland and learn more about myself as a photographer, and I can’t think of anywhere else in the world better for me to do that.



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